Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered — all the same fun. Review
Genre Action
Publisher THQ Nordic
Publisher in Russia “Buka”
Developer Volition
Minimum requirements Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphics card with DirectX 10 support and 1 GB of memory NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT / ATI Radeon X1650 XT 32 GB on the hard disk
Recommended requirements Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz, 8 GB RAM, video card with support for DirectX 11 and 1 GB of memory, for example NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 7770
Release date 3 July 2018
Age limit 18 years
Platform PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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The game was tested on PlayStation 4

A couple of years can have to wait the next generation consoles and we still get reprints of the old games on current platforms. But in the case of Red Faction: Guerrilla, do not want to swear — these games still comes out really small. And if the owners of the PC version gave the remaster for free, PS4 and Xbox One appeared first on this good Thriller in an open world, able to take on some evenings.

It’s cool on Mars

In the role of Mason that we are on colonized Mars and meet the brother after a couple of minutes to kill the soldiers of the Earth Defense Force (POPS) is a military organization, occupying almost the entire territory of the planet by the year 2120. This, in General, the story ends with Mason being a rebel from the red brigade, sent to retaliate for the deceased relative. For this, he regains the POPS regions, destroying buildings and attacking hostile soldiers, and it is easier on the soul, and civilians may not worry about his future.

Discover the essence of the game for the first few minutes

We find ourselves in a fairly large open world and gradually gain access to different areas. There are story missions, there are time trials, there are prisoners who need to be saved, the entertainment quite a lot. And almost all of them require something to destroy: a tower, tower, building, bridge — whatever. To wreak havoc is so much fun that very quickly cease to pay attention to a sample plot and dreary design locations.

Hammer Mason acquires at the very beginning of the passage, as well as remote-controlled explosives. This is enough to erase from the face of the earth any plant. Even after nine years after Guerrilla to watch as walls crumble, a pleasure. To seek out weaknesses in design, to bring the exploding barrels, to determine where to throw the explosives. Symphony of destruction do not interrupt and do not limit, but the same problem can be solved in different ways.

Moreover, not all the buildings crumble like a house of cards. First you punched a hammer through the first layer, then reach the metal poles do the same thing from the other side, use explosives to speed up the process. And only after that, the screen appears, signaling the successful completion of the task, and you can enjoy the view of the falling and crumbling to pieces by the colossus.

You can carry only few weapons and mines

Crushing, scrap

The process is so enjoyable, not boring and after ten hours. I do not want to use firearms, although in excess, is to run from one enemy to another, and to beat all the sledgehammer a lot of fun if you combine it with performing the basic tasks. So I would recommend passing Red Faction: Guerrilla on the lowest level of complexity — otherwise will have to use cover, aim for the head and do that and so offers many other action games.

Also I would like to see the mess and take an active part in it, and the game does not punish for it. Quite the contrary — the more buildings you destroy, the more scrap metal you receive in your inventory, and using it on the basis of the acquired improvements and new weapons. So the main gameplay feature of the project is preserved almost perfectly — if you came here just for the destruction and not the plot, the mass of positive emotions is guaranteed.

But the rest of the Guerrilla remains a game nine years ago, the shortcomings of which not to correct any re-mastering. Open world — the usual place for entertainment, to travel which without music and some interesting developments get bored pretty quickly. The mission design is also rarely pleased with original ideas, but different regions are not too different from each other. By and large, all that you saw within the first half hour, you will observe the way to the final, and no surprises should be expected. Combined with a mediocre script and faceless characters turns a simple action movie, “leaving” only due to the unusual process.

The environment can be spread even sitting in the vehicle

But it’s enough even today, when there are a lot more quality for the execution of the action. If you dive in the key game mechanics (which is easy to do), to break away would be difficult, because at every step you waiting for the fun. There are some excellent side quests, where you have to shoot from the turret on technology and facilities, there is a delivery vehicle for some time, there are instructions related to the destruction of convoys. Always have a choice what to do and how to do the job — for example, just scatter machines mines or to destroy the bridge under which they will pass.

In the re-release the game not too decorated, age makes itself felt — for example, the rollers do not look perfect, and the interface is not very convenient. Higher quality textures, improved lighting model and other changes is hard to miss, especially if you look at the graphics in the PS3 version. On PS4 Guerrilla is reproduced at 60 frames/s, which seem to be stable and during the movement of Mars, and the destruction of high buildings.

If you need something to destroy, the game will always show the location of the object

Also in the re-release have not forgotten about the multiplayer. All of the online trophies transferred from PS3 to PS4, and therefore to obtain a “platinum” will have to participate in 250 matches. But you may not want to spend that much time in here — even with the multiple modes lose interest very quickly (after all, the quality of online fighters on the market very much). In Guerrilla already, the lobby is filled with difficulty, and only after a week or a month to assemble two teams of participants will be even more difficult.


Remaster, in which work is carried out only over the quality of textures and lighting is always difficult for anyone to recommend. Especially if we are talking about the game nine years ago. If you missed the game at the time of its release, to see the Guerrilla still stands, but it would be wrong to expect it to modern quality standards — many of the elements of the project Volition obsolete.

But to destroy buildings as much fun as many years ago, and the game allows you to destroy all in its path to almost everything. Not just allows, but builds around this chaos all missions, more quests and other entertainment. To buy the console version to get nostalgic, hardly worth it, but to re-take Red Faction: Guerrilla on the PC with a free upgrade is possible, if a couple evenings.


  • to destroy everything around very fun;
  • a large amount of fun in the open world;
  • improved visual component and 60 frames per second on consoles.


  • the whole plot could be summarized in a couple of sentences;
  • similar to each other in the mission;
  • almost the same regions.
Graphics To modern games Guerrilla far even with redrawn textures and improved lighting. But she looks normal, I’ve seen worse.
Sound Music is not remembered, and Russian voice many will be happy — the quality is not as high as games of our time, but still.
Single game Developers Guerrilla seated player in the sandbox, dotted with castles, and handed him a sledgehammer — let him entertain himself. And it works. There’s no exciting story, but it has addictive gameplay with the destruction of everything.
Multiplayer In multiplayer use the same modes as in version nine years ago. But this is clearly not the blockbuster online which is spending a lot of time — already now players are recruited with difficulty.
Overall impression Spread all around with a sledgehammer and explosives as much fun as many years ago. But the rest of the game is not as well preserved.

Rating: 7,0/10

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